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Shweta Patro Mrs. Morelli Harriet McBryde Johnson’s Views Humans do not know everything. Though many may think that, with today’s modern technologies, man is omnipotent, or nearly there, this is really not the case. Harriet Johnson’s view that disabled babies should not be killed takes this into account. Disabled babies should have the same chance at life that normal babies do. One of Singer’s counterarguments is that disabled people are inherently “worse off” than normal ones. Though I do not know the validity of her arguments from direct experience, Johnson’s own experience is evidence enough for me. In a recent New York Times article, commemorating her life, ”The condition did not stop Harriet Johnson from earning a law degree, representing the disabled
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Unformatted text preview: in court, lobbying legislators and writing books and articles that argued, as she did in The New York Times Magazine in February 2003, “The presence or absence of a disability doesn’t predict quality of life.”” Johnson’s disability did not play any role in the amount of joy she derived from her life. She felt that her disability even gave her existence something unique: “I used to try to explain that in fact I enjoy life, that it’s a great pleasure to zoom by power chair on these delicious muggy streets, and that I have no more reason to kill myself than most people.”...
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